Surprise Apple announcement makes fans emotional

iPod mini
(Image credit: Apple)

Before the iPhone there was the iPod. First unveiled over 20 years ago, the portable music player was a revolutionary product, arguably paving the way for the ridiculously popular smartphone. But in a surprise announcement today, Apple has announced – in not so many words – that the iPod is no more.

The company's iPod Touch has been discontinued, meaning that once stock runs out, there will be no 'iPod' products left. Of course, the iPhone itself features an in-built music player, but if, like us, you harbour a fair amount of nostalgia for the gadget that started it all, today's announcement is a little sad. (Check out the best iPhone 13 deals if you're in the market for new gear.)

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.